Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 announced

Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Announced, Second Generation E-mount Telezoom
Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Announced, Second Generation E-mount Telezoom

Tamron  today officially announced the development of a new 70-180mm f / 2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens .

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From the press release:

Tamron Co. Ltd. announces the development of the 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 (Model A065), a fast telephoto zoom lens for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Product Overview

The 70-180 mm F2.8 G2 lens is a further evolution of the first generation model, which has received wide acceptance in the market, and includes several improvements. Topping the list of improvements for the new G2 lens is TAMRON’s patented VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. The lens remains compact with best-in-class smallest size and weight for more stable shooting.

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The optical design has been redesigned from the first generation 70-180mm F2.8 lens to deliver uncompromisingly high image quality throughout the zoom range. TAMRON has also reduced the minimum object distance at the wide end to 0.3m compared to the first generation’s 0.85m, allowing users to enjoy the unique photographic effects inherent in the lens. In addition, the new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom lens is equipped with a TAMRON VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) focusing mechanism that delivers high-speed, accurate autofocus that performs well in both stills and movies. 

The new 70-180mm F2.8 G2 zoom lens also supports TAMRON Lens Utility and TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile dedicated apps developed by TAMRON. The software can be used to customize functions for different styles of photography and video shooting. The new lens design improves ease of use and resistance to mechanical damage. The lens combines exceptional compactness with practicality, providing shooting options that make using this fast telephoto lens even more enjoyable.

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  • Even with Image Stabilizer (VC) mechanism, the lens is only 156.5mm long and weighs 855g.
  • The redesigned optical design delivers truly superior performance at all focal lengths.
  • VXD provides high-speed, high-precision autofocus with greatly improved subject tracking.
  • Equipped with TAMRON’s patented stabilization mechanism (VC).
  • The minimum focusing distance is just 0.3m at 70mm and 0.85m at 180mm.
  • Ability to adjust the lens using the TAMRON Lens Utility app.
  • Additional features for more convenience
  • Convenient features (moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating)
  • Compatible with many camera features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
  • The thread diameter for the filter is 67 mm, the same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras.

The release of the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 is scheduled for September this year, its price has not yet been announced, we recall that the current version of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD  is currently on sale for $1099.

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